Boyd H. Bode was born on 4 October 1873 in Ridott, Illinois, and died on 29 March 1953 in Gainesville, Florida. He was the son of Dutch immigrant parents and grew up in farm communities in South Dakota and Iowa. His father was a minister in the Christian Reformed Church, a branch of the Dutch Reformed Church. Bode attended Yankton College in South Dakota; William Penn College in Iowa (BA 1896); and the University of Michigan (BA 1897). He then went to Cornell's Sage School of Philosophy, where he studied with James Creighton, Ernest Albee, Edward McGilvary, and Edward Titchener. Bode received his PhD in 1900, and in that year he began teaching philosophy at the University of Wisconsin. His first articles in the Journal of Philosophy and Philosophical Review in 1905 criticized pragmatism and realism from the standpoint of idealism.
From The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers in Oxford Reference.